I think that'll become clear as we make our way through the last paragraph of the preamble to Van Jones 'Contract for the American Dream', because as I've made my way through this, looking at the shape of things to come which these words are forming, it is hard not to see it as a nightmare of fearsome proportions.
If you recognize that words have meaning, that they are used for something more than simply stirring up an emotional response, if you recognize that words serve to connect your thoughts to something real in the world, help you to better understand what actually is true, rather than to deny and evade what is true, for those of you who read to understand, this next paragraph has got to be equal parts comedy routine and horror show.
|What desperately goes unsaid here with this 'Need jobs, not cuts' mantra, is that those responsible for increasing the size of government, responsible for digging deep into your wallet, and your children's wallet, to pay for its massive size, in doing that they restrict what you can and cannot say or do, what choices you can and cannot make, and they even dare to declare what choices you will make... these are the very people who are most responsible for driving jobs far away from America's shores.||"AMERICANS NEED JOBS, NOT CUTS|
Many of our best workers are sitting idle while the work of rebuilding America goes undone. Together, we must rebuild our country, reinvest in our people and jump-start the industries of the future. Millions of jobless Americans would love the opportunity to become working, tax-paying members of their communities again. We have a jobs crisis, not a deficit crisis."
Less Than Words Can Say
The most amazing thing about the proregressive left, is that their real message is contained in the words which they do not say. If you've ever seen a spy thriller or mob movie, where a couple heavies, sure that they're being monitored, proceed to have a conversation which revolves, not around what they say, but what they both realize they are not saying.
"Such a nice business you've got here, it'd be a shame if sumthing should happen to it" (Translation: I'm going to destroy you if you don't play ball)A similar mode of communication is what the proregressive left seems to be specializing in today, expressing deep concerns, while their actions shout their very opposite intents.
"AMERICANS NEED JOBS, NOT CUTS"Is what they say, but is it really what they mean?
For instance.the man whom President Obama appointed as the chair of The President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, Jeffrey Immelt, recently inked a deal for his corporation, G.E., to partner up with Communist Red China, in a deal which will require closing plants in America, and sending them, and their thousands of jobs, to China.
"The recent announcement that it will move the GE X-ray unit's headquarters from Waukesha, Wis., to Beijing should have surprised no one who has been following the company's expansion plans."They say "Americans need jobs!", but what they do, directly, deliberately, is send thousands of jobs overseas. Coincidence? No, and it is hardly the only instance of 'looking out for American Jobs' that President Obama's Jobs and Competitiveness Czar has engaged in, no, no, he's also busy doing the same for the construction of jet avionics systems too,
"G.E.’s new joint venture in Shanghai will focus on avionics — the electronics for communications, navigation, cockpit displays and controls. G.E. will be contributing its leading-edge avionics technology — a high-performance core computer system that operates as the avionics brain of Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner."The man who is essentially our Jobs Czar, is personally responsible for sending thousands of jobs to China to build aircraft systems, and in competition with American companies, to boot! No do you see what I mean?
Allow me to translate that big bold first sentence into gangsterese:
""AMERICANS NEED JOBS, NOT CUTS" (Translation: I'm a gonna taka your jobsz, and the factories that provide dem, shut 'em down, and send d'em to your enemy overseas! How you like-a dem apples, eh?)While proclaiming the need for jobs, not cuts, and for an energy plan, the Obama administration, tracking very closely with the advice and policies of its former Green Czar, Van Jones, has passed EPA Regulations that are forcing the closure of several power plants, costing us thousands of mega-watts of energy and and hundreds of jobs as well,
"Utility giant American Electric Power said Thursday that it will shut down five coal-fired power plants and spend billions of dollars to comply with a series of pending Environmental Protection Agency regulations."That is their message, and if you're not receiving it loud and clear, I don't know what to tell you... except more of the same. And there are gobs more of the same stories. Going right along with this next sentence,
"Many of our best workers are sitting idle while the work of rebuilding America goes undone. "This one takes some gall to say. The United States Justice Department is attempting to shut down the world famous American Guitar company, Gibson, because... or at least on the pretext... that because wood for their guitar fret boards are purchased partially finished from Madagascar, and are finished and completed by American workers, hundreds of them, here in America, and for that 'crime', the government has raided their factory, twice, in swat gear, confiscating materials, without charges being filed, effectively closing down their factories and threatening hundreds of jobs.
In other words, as my younger son, Chad, 18, a musician, put it:
"During a time of high unemmployment rates, what's the smartest thing for our government to do? Raid a gibson guitar factory twice. I can see why though, they only employ Americans and their business has over 60% exports. Making Gibson guitar one of the top few quality American manufactured businesses."
But even that is not the worst of it - it turns out that our "American needs jobs!" oriented govt, has been using the justice dept to rough up Gibson Guitar, which is an active Republican donor... while C.F. Martin Company, another well known guitar mfg, which uses the exact same methods, materials and processes, but is a large donor to the Democrat party, has - you guessed it - not so much as received a voice mail about their nefarious operations.
GIBSON UPDATE: Guess what the Dept. of Justice of our 'Jobs are Job#1!' President told the CEO of Gibson Guitar: Send your manufacturing jobs to Madagascar.
"It seems that the Department of Justice wasn’t satisfied with merely raiding the law abiding factories of Gibson Guitar with armed agents, shutting down their operation costing them millions, and leaving the American company in the dark as to how to proceed without going out of business.Got a Les Paul? Hold on to it (and DON'T travel with it), it's gonna be worth it's weight in gold soon. Which is handy, since the dollar is unlikely to be worth any wait, anytime soon.
Now, according to CEO Henry Juszkiewicz, agents of the United States government are bluntly informing them that they’d be better off shipping their manufacturing labor overseas.
CHRIS DANIEL: Mr. Juszkiewicz, did an agent of the US government suggest to you that your problems would go away if you used Madagascar labor instead of American labor?
HENRY JUSZKIEWICZ: They actually wrote that in a pleading.
CHRIS DANIEL: Excuse me?
HENRY JUSKIEWICZ: They actually wrote that it a pleading.
CHRIS DANIEL: That your problems would go away if you used Madagascar labor instead of our labor?
HENRY JUSKIEWICZ: Yes"
It's tough to follow while your ability to think is still operative, but turn it off with some multi-culti patois, and it's all crystal clear. Jobs are their #1 Priority... it's just that they are anti-American jobs.
Please, don't fool yourself, this isn't an eggregious exception and a rogue abuse of power - this is how power works, this is how power operates, this is the ONLY way in which the powerful exert their power, unless the are clearly required to operate in only specific areas and in specific manners, as prescribed by law. That is the system we had for our first century. This is the system we have had for the last century.
And Van Jones 'Contract for America' is entirely about increasing that power of govt to do as it pleases, it is entirely about evading or doing away with the restraints of principled law, because they would make its goals impossible to even attempt.
This 'Contract' is not one which respects your rights, or one that is conducive to creating an atmosphere in which jobs are likely to be created, rather than shipped over seas, it will accelerate the decline and despotism we are only getting an inkling of today.
If that's not clear enough for you, let me again translate it into gangsterese, where expressed concern actually is meant as a vicious threat:
"Many of our best workers are sitting idle while the work of rebuilding America goes undone. " - (You like your factory? You like your jobs? You like the Republican party? Then you can kiss them all goodbye, you pay us, or you pay nobody! You got that bub?!)You think that's too harsh? Really? Well you just hold on there, because there's more! On top of that, we've also got the American aircraft company Boeing, being attacked by the Obama administration, via NLRB, which has shut down production - and thousands of jobs - at its South Carolina plant, because it dared to build its new state of the art manufacturing plant in a non-union state - because it didn't feel it could build and operate it in its home state of Washington, because of regulations and union interference.
Yeah. Americans need jobs alright - why doesn't the proregressive left cut us some slack and let us build them? Here?!
Still not enough? Try this one on for size, The U.S. General Accounting Office is not estimating that our govt has identified waste and duplication to the tune of "... at least $100 billion in savings has been identified"
"Despite U.S. EPA and six other federal agencies spending more than $1.4 billion to provide clean drinking water in the U.S.-Mexico border region, the effort remains ineffective."While that is happening, and while those who are pressing to give govt more power over your life KNOW that that is happening, simpering demogogic fools like Van Jones have the nerve to peddle this tripe:
"Millions of jobless Americans would love the opportunity to become working, tax-paying members of their communities again. We have a jobs crisis, not a deficit crisis."
The Unthinking Thoughts
|This is the most horrifying, and depressing part of all:|
"To produce this Contract for the American Dream, 131,203 Americans came together online and in their communities. We wrote and rated 25,904 ideas. Together, we identified the 10 most critical steps to get our economy back on track and restore the American Dream:"
This is all being done in the supposed pursuit of making your life easier, more prosperous, safer and in the name of progress. And perhaps that is the intent, at least of most people who hear the words and nod in support of them, and for those people, like my relatives, I don't doubt that that is their intent. I've little doubt that they have good intentions for those rights of yours which they are relieving you of - but that and $5 will buy you a bag of ice in hell... which won't last long enough to improve your situation their either.
The fact is that there is no thinking behind these thoughts, at least not in the way most people would assume that the purpose of thinking would be put towards. The thinking that went into this 'contract' went no further than thinking about what would catch interest, what would stir up emotions, what would attract the casually generous concerns of people too involved with other pursuits to consider them any further.
The problem is that people like Van Jones know that the casually well intentioned are easy prey for their support, that they will rarely if ever give their propagandistic appeals a second thought, and they know that if they can only stir up their support, they'll be able to get their ideas implemented before anyone becomes the wiser - before it's too late.
These well intentioned anti-private property, pro-expert empowered big govt fools, have been robbing you of the treasures of western civilization with their good intentions, and the high crime, unemployment and dysfunctional society which comes along with it all... is entirely the product of this proregressive leftist thinking - and whether it is being promoted by democrats or rino's, the result is always the same.
Worse, under the cover of your good intentions, these people such as 'legislators' like Maxine Waters, are on TV daily telling us in the Tea Party to go to hell for disagreeing with them (see local St. Louis congressional candidate, Martin Baker calling her, and the Congressional Black Caucus out on their lunacy), while people like Fareed Zakaria tell us that our constituiton is old hat, silly outdated, a parliamentary system would be so much better, animal rights activists like Wayne Pacella, eagerly telling us that direct democracy and animal rights are the way to future progress... and I can only find myself repeating what President Calvin Coolidge said,
"About the Declaration there is a finality that is exceedingly restful. It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776, that we have had new thoughts and new experiences which have given us a great advance over the people of that day, and that we may therefore very well discard their conclusions for something more modern. But that reasoning can not be applied to this great charter. If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people. Those who wish to proceed in that direction can not lay claim to progress. They are reactionary. Their ideas are not more modern, but more ancient, than those of the Revolutionary fathers."What we find ourselves faced with today when we question the positions of the proregressive left, are pure thoughtlessness, nothing but assertions, demands and threats, and I, and others of like mind with me, are told that we must yield to the demands of the left because the might of their numbers makes them right... and in that siren song all I can hear is a swift regression to ancient barbarity.
Can you honestly say that you hear someting different than that? Please, tell me, assuming that you are thinking it through and two or more steps further, what possible freedom and liberty can you find in these groundless and contradictory claims and demands?
How are statements such as Van Jones 'Contract of America' not considered, at the very least, politicaly insane? What's that popular definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results? The French Revolution? Marx-Lenin-Stalin? Mao? Pol Pot? Hitler? Mussolini? Kenya? Zimbabwa?
What in God's name are you expecting to occur differently?! For what reason? It is insane.
Van Jones and his ilk wish to tell us that,
"We have a jobs crisis, not a deficit crisis."No, they are wrong, we don't have a jobs crisis, we don't even have a deficit crisis, what we have is a massive surplus of government, meddling in areas it has no right whatsoever attempting to govern, and only crisis can result from it - as it has.
And yet, here we are. Are you going to allow it to continue without even giving it a thought?